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« on: September 12, 2017, 08:54:50 PM »

Last weekend I attended Jessica Craig's event at Cape May, New Jersey, and debuted a bathing costume. I used a variety of references, including extant garments, fashion illustrations, and the famous 1864 fashion plate to create a typical bathing costume. The fabric is a lightweight wool flannel that I bought several years ago, and the trim is wool twill tape. The belt was made with a cream wool flannel.

There were rip tide warnings in effect so I didn't get to spend much time in the actual waves, but we splashed around in a tide pool and it was an interesting experience!

Many, many thanks to Carolann for sharing her knowledge and answering many questions. Credit goes to Jessica Craig for all the pictures.











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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2017, 10:35:10 AM »

That is lovely. Well done!
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2017, 04:12:50 AM »

Lovely, indeed!
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2017, 06:21:30 AM »

It looks great, and it definitely looks like you had fun with the group.
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2017, 03:11:47 PM »

Absolutely adorable! 
Thanks for sharing  the pictures!   trish B.
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